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The Yellow Wall Paper
The Yellow Wall Paper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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DebinHawaii
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#GratefulHarvest

Out of these five #yellow titled books in my stacks, I have only read the tagged book. 💛💛💛

Eggs Pretty 💛🍋💛 2mo
Jensol77 I will always remember The Yellow Wallpaper. I read it in a fem kit class in college. I loved discerning it in class. My eyes were opened to something I‘d never experienced. 2mo
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pinkpistachio
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This should be viewed as a quintessential piece of feminist literature due to its early depictions of societal views/stigmas toward women's mental health. In this unforgettably powerful and important story our narrator, a paradoxical woman, gives a first hand look into her daily life living with mental illness. This is definitely one of those narratives that takes time to dissect, evaluate and discuss. I highly recommend you give it a read.

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TCLinrow
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Panpan

I just couldn't get into her writing. It was like H Rider Haggard - she spent the first 17 pages of a short story setting the scene and it wasn't exactly riveting stuff... it was literally about wallpaper... not for me at all

Ruthiella Yup, I was also less than impressed by this. Good to know it‘s place and importance in literature, but I didn‘t enjoy it. 8mo
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MelKelsey
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Book 32

A collection of short stories published in The late 1800's . Notable for feminist themes. There is disparation among the stories. 3.5 ⭐s

PurpleTulipGirl We had to read the title story in a history class I took. It made for interesting conversation. 10mo
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amber_ldsmom
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Happy day! USPS finally delivered my Christmas present! The Penguin Black Collection with 80 great stories and poems. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

cozypunk That's so cool! 12mo
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Bubblebelle
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Creepy in a way I didn‘t prepare myself for as I decided it was sensible to sit down and read this alone in my home in the middle of the night. I didn‘t think it possible for a written story to evoke fear in me in the same way as a film or a game but this short story absolutely horrified me- and that was before I started unpicking the commentary! A brilliant piece and new personal favourite, I won‘t be forgetting this any time soon.

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This story is always so incredible every time I read it. The imagery, the writing craft, the unreliable narrator, the reflection of the time period, the creepiness, the perfect rising action, climax, and resolution in one final page, my goodness it‘s the perfect story! Highly recommend to ANY reader since it‘s so versatile in what a reader can get out of it.

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"I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!" #SerialApp

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reading_rainbow
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haunting. i loved this story.

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Cosmos_Moon
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Mehso-so

Knee surgery yesterday, and now reading at 3am... glad this hospital room doesn‘t have yellow or patterned walls. Might make me feel a little crazy. Read this back in high school lit, but didn‘t remember a thing about it. It‘s okay. Good morning!

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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Megara
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paramegan
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Seeing some long distance friends today ! NJ✈️CA with a FOUR HOUR layover in Las Vegas that has me feeling like I should've just paid the extra money for a nonstop lol. But I'm already on my second book for the trip and hoping to finish the 3 I brought for the weekend 🤞

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Deifio
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Lovely day to work outside. I'm starting on my paper on "The Yellow Wallpaper" for my American Short Stories class.

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Deifio
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Read this for a class on classic American short stories.
It touched me deeply. And it was downright disturbing, too. I'm looking forward to discussing it in class. Hopefully I can get my feelings sorted out til then.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Creepy, haunting...

This short story from a 19th century feminist was a poignant reminder of how misunderstood both women and mental illness have been throughout history.

Cosmos_Moon Love this vintage cover! I had to read this back in HS, but want to revisit since it was just referenced in Mental by Jaime Lowe that I am reading now. Have it in a short story compilation TBR. (edited) 2y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Cosmos_Moon definitely worth a re-read, still seems to have relevance today 2y
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KristenDuck
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The Yellow Wallpaper remains one of my favorite short stories, and I am equally disturbed every time I re-read it.

In the midst of moving with her husband, the narrator cannot help but stare at her yellow wallpaper. Something is wrong with this paper and just gets worse with every page.

The color. The smell. And wait... is there a face behind the paper? A woman trying to get out?

Loved the downward spiral into pure insanity. Five stars!

BookwormM This is an amazing short story really evocative 3y
KristenDuck It‘s incredible. I always recommend it if someone hasn‘t read it yet. 3y
vkois88 This sounds super familiar but I can't remember having actually read it 🤔🤔🤔 3y
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KristenDuck @vkois88 you should check it out again!! You won‘t be disappointed :) 3y
rretzler It‘s a great story! 3y
AntoinetteBuchanan Such a great story. It really does stay with you 3y
MelleDelValle Me too! 3y
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sudi
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Book - The Yellow Wallpaper
Author - Gene Luen Yang
Movie - You've Got Mail
Food - Yakult (which is more like a drink, but it's all i could come up with )

#ManicMonday #LetterY @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 3y
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Ericalambbrown
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📚Yellow Wallpaper
🖊 Yeats
🎥 You‘ve Got Mail
🍽 Yogurt
#manicmonday
#letterY

TheSpineView I forgot about that movie and I so remember dial up internet.🙃 3y
JoScho 💜💜💜 3y
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GatheringBooks
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Ok, #ScreamsByMail folks, I have done a bit of research on horror novels written by women and discovered these. Any preference? I realized that (except for the title) Exquisite Corpse may not be a good fit for us. Any must-avoid here? Any preference? This is Part 1 of 2 based on this list: https://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/03/best-horror-novels-women/

Reggie I‘ve read Broken Monsters but all the others I‘m cool with. 3y
GatheringBooks @Reggie perfect!! :) 3y
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ephemeralwaltz I've read Gilman :) I'd love some Susan Hill!! Following my classics theme after Shirley Jackson. I'm also dying to read Carter. 3y
ephemeralwaltz Thanks for sharing this list!! I think I'll use one of these as my pick. I'd love to choose something by Susan Hill if you don't use it :)!!!! 3y
GatheringBooks @ephemeralwaltz yup! feel free to select the susan hill one! :) i deliberately created this to give everyone else more ideas. 😘🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3y
GatheringBooks @ephemeralwaltz am leaning towards skin folk (for greater diversity) and 3y
scripturient I have read Hill, Carter, Purcell and Gilman. Hill is awesome though and I‘d totally reread that one. 3y
GatheringBooks @scripturient perfect. got it. will most likely choose the lesser known ones - skin folk, cipher, silk, or the daphne du maurier one. 3y
BookishTrish All of them work for me 3y
kamoorephoto Broken Monsters is on my TBR 😬 3y
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Still struggling pretty hard today, but managed to print up a copy of the free Google digitized version of this short story to accompany my #horrorgoespostalbookclub selection, A Head Full of Ghosts. Quite creepy if I may say so! #teamsjaws get ready for it! #hgpbc @Bookishgal71 @Avanders @bookish_wookish

dawn-pInk This short story haunts me to this day. 3y
Whodunit85 @dawn-pInk Right? Intense. 3y
dawn-pInk @Whodunit85 There‘s a coffee shop in my area that has a woman in their yellow wallpaper and i have to sit with my back to it. 3y
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Whodunit85 @dawn-pInk 😰 3y
Clare-Dragonfly @dawn-pInk I love that! But I might not be able to look at it either… 3y
TheAnitaAlvarez I love this story! 3y
Avanders Oooh how fun! 3y
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Beatlefan129
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I‘ve enjoyed this little nugget since I read it in AP English in high school #lilnuggiveaway @monalyisha

monalyisha I once wrote a paper on this for my dad (I was in high school & he‘d gone back to college for a degree, which he clearly took very seriously 😅). Thanks for entering! 4y
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Librarybelle
Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

#shortestclassicyouread #maylovesclassics

I reread this title this year and enjoyed it even more the second time reading it.

Hollie It is definitely better the second time through! 4y
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Kalalalatja
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If you want a #suspensefulSunday I would recommend reading this little book of stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Especially the title story made my head spin and had me feeling the suspense for a while after reading it!

#ReadingResolutions

Bronte_Chintz Loved this story. Read it at uni years ago and it fascinated me! 4y
bookishjess Oooh yes this story was creepy! 4y
Nute You pulled me in. 4y
BarbaraBB Loved this book! 4y
batsy One of my faves. 4y
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jen_hayes7
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Another #serialreader completed today. What a creepy story!! This has been on my TBR list for awhile and it lived up to my expectations. I‘ll never look at wallpaper the same way. 😂

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Sha0102
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“The Yellow Wallpaper” is the story of cures that were worse than the disease.
""The narrator of the story was a representation of all women in that society, who were trapped by their men. Women in that time period, unfortunately were better seen, not heard." (http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JasonPugh/011211.html)
#book #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #litsy #booklover #readingabook #vero #Sha2018

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shadowspeak17
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My plan was to read at least two prompts each quarter for #booked2018. I somehow forgot we could skip around for the prompts, so Furiously Happy was an accident. I didn‘t realize it fit one of the later prompts until today. So, yay! I exceeded my goal! 😂

#POCAuthor #FeministClassic #MCwithInvisibleIllness

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! It‘s good to make the challenge work for you, rather than the other way around! 4y
Cinfhen Woohoo!! Bonus entry 😄❤️‼️ 4y
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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Librarybelle
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I read my first serial from the Serial Reader app, and This is my “Y” for #LitsyClassics . I read this ages ago and was so glad to read it again. Great short story. Warning - don‘t look at yellow wallpaper too long!

MatchlessMarie This was my first Serial too! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading another story by this author on serial right now and really enjoying it! 4y
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HOTPock3tt Oh I read this in school when I was younger!! 😃I forgot that I read it, but I have NEVER forgotten that story!! I need to re-read it as an adult to get the full effect. So glad you posted about this! 4y
Librarybelle @Reviewsbylola Oh! Good to know that‘s on serial. Thanks! 4y
Librarybelle @HOTPock3tt You‘re welcome! I liked it the first time, but I really liked it the second time reading it! 4y
elizabethlk This is one of my favourite short stories. Top 5 for sure. Hoping to finally get to the author's novel Herland this year. I found a copy with a cute af 70s cover at goodwill. 4y
Librarybelle @elizabethlk Something I recently read - and I can‘t remember in which book - mentioned Herland. I‘d love to read that one too! 4y
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ReadingOver50
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Read this short story in 1 sitting. It is the story of a woman's descent into madness following the birth of her child and the subsequent enforced rest. She is taken to a country house to recover and spends most of her time confined to a room with horrid yellow wallpaper. The description of the room makes me think what happens to the woman has happened in the past. A creepy, thought provoking read.

Copwithabook This goes down as one of my all time favorites. I‘d love to see someone make it into a movie! 4y
Cosyreader Great story - I reread this the other week and there was a short bio accompanying it. I was sad to learn that she went through this in real life (confined to her room for weeks after giving birth) because people didn‘t understand or tolerate post-natal depression 🙁 4y
Tamra It‘s my favorite creepy read! I also just ordered Herland by Gilman, which a Litten recommended. (edited) 4y
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CherryPie Serial doesn't have the introduction but amazon does (free for Prime members). I found the intro interesting. 👍 4y
DHill I read this in college (years ago) and it has always stuck with me. An excellent short story. 4y
VanChocStrawberry I love this story, too. 4y
VanChocStrawberry I‘ve had the same experience as @DHill 4y
Clare-Dragonfly @Tamra Herland is very different from The Yellow Wallpaper but so fun! I love them both. 4y
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Quasifesto
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#reading1001 #internationalwomensday

This seemed an appropriate read for the day. Wonderful short story. Gothic madness!

ItsAngel I just read this last week! Great short! 4y
ohyeahthatgirl This still creeps me out. So unsettling! 4y
Quasifesto @ohyeahthatgirl Creepy, in a good way. 4y
Tamra Excellent choice 4y
ReadingOver50 I just read this last week 😄 4y
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shadowspeak17
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1. The Yellow Wall Paper (a short story)
2. 3
3. I usually pronounce it as “ant” when I‘m talking, but when I read it or say it in my head, I pronounce it as “ahnt.”
4. Peanuts
5. ✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽

#friyayintro

Nessavamusic 👋🏻 4y
JoScho 🤚🏼 4y
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shadowspeak17
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February wasn‘t exactly an impressive reading month. I only finished one novel and one short story, but at least I enjoyed both of them. 😊
#FebruaryWrapUp #FebruaryStats

dsfisher Hey, good books are the reward! 4y
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CherryPie
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Amazon has it with the excellent 1913 explanation. Save the introduction for last. Enjoy the illustrations. I think this one is free.

I know Serial has it but it's missing the intro and the italics.

I had curtains as a child which belonged in the nursery with the yellow wallpaper. Hours spent tracing those lines. Such busy flowers!

I always wanted to write a short about poison green wallpaper.

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Arkrayder
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This was an okay short story about a woman‘s decent into psychosis. It‘s written in the form of a diary entry but there are no dates or times. Just a long stream of consciousness. Quick read.

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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My first five star rating of 2018 goes to this fantastic short story! I highly recommend it.

Two down for Booked 2018 which means I have completed my personal goal for this quarter! 😃 Perhaps I will end up exceeding it... We‘ll see. 😄

#FeministClassic #Booked2018

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Great job. 🙌🏻❤️📚 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Nice to have met your personal goals🤘🏽💕 4y
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Wilkie
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This fantastic short story is also on the #1001books list and is in the public domain. A very spooky tale about a woman‘s decent into madness.

Ranchan I remember reading this in university, but can't quite remember how the story went. Adding it to Serial! :) 4y
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MoMogrl
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Finished this for #booked2018 #feministclassic. For me it's just a so so. I liked the symbolism, but I wish there had been more about what the woman actually wanted. I suppose discussing it with a group would probably help me appreciate this more.

Cinfhen Yay!! Another prompt completed 4y
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MoMogrl
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Decided to use this for my #feministclassic for #booked2018. Just finished the first issue on Serial Reader.

I still want to read Bad Feminist but can't purchase it right now which seems to be the only way I will get to read it.

Tamra This one leaves an impression! 4y
Cinfhen Congrats on completing a prompt ❣️ 4y
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“Oh wow!” That was my expression after reading this account of a woman‘s decent into madness. I certainly did not expect a short story in the public domain to be this captivating.

Godmotherx5 I was surprised, too. 4y
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ErinC You picked a good one! One of my favorites to teach 4y
Reviewsbylola I read this in college and loved it. 4y
Travelinglibrarian @ErinC @Reviewsbylola after reading the New Yorker ‘Cat Person‘ article, I had to read it! Loved it so much! 4y
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AshleyHoss820
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Hey, I have a great idea! Let's take a woman who is probably suffering from a mental breakdown, put her in the attic, give her no creative outlet, no human contact and treat her like a child! That'll cure her, the silly goose! 🙄🙄🙄What an EXCELLENT book! So quick (14 pages) and an absolute delight! (Comic by Sarah Beaton, which straight up made me choke-laugh) 121/1,001 #1001Books

TrishB Great summary 👍🏻 4y
AshleyHoss820 @TrishB Thank you!! 😄 4y
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AshleyHoss820
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Yeah, no, *that's* a healthy relationship...🙄🙄🙄

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Sarah83
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twohectobooks Good choice! It‘s very short ;) 4y
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Anescapewithinthepages
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Out of the three short stories I read this month this one is my absolute favorite. Nothing like a little insanity and horrid wallpaper to make you fall down a sinister rabbit hole. With many symbolic touches to the ideals of feminism this story escalates with each page and by the end has you wondering if you are apart of the yellow wallpaper.

Photo Credit: Lauren Panepinto 💛📚

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shendrix413
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Narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper
The Giving Tree
April
3 cats, 1 snake, and a puppy!
2 daughters, 7 yo and 4.5 yo
Funko Pops, candy, coffee, Dr. Who
Depends on work and grad school, 1-2 usually
All 3, but I'm super picky about the narrator
I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus, I sang it as a solo at my freshman year choir Christmas concert
Love to cook and bake!
Quickies
Fiction mostly
Univ TN Volunteers!
Spaghetti
Margaret Atwood
#SSGPTHISORTHAT

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DebinHawaii
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A good fast creepy and disturbing read--just two issues on Serial Reader. I'd been meaning to read it since reading 'The Evening Spider' (the book tagged below) that also featured a 'rest cure' for what was likely postpartum depression that pushed a woman into madness. I'm glad I finally worked it in--Gilman was definitely ahead of her time. 👍📚

BeeLane I LOVE THE YELLOW WALLPAPER!!! I reread it at least once a year :) 4y
DebinHawaii @BeeLane I can't believe it took me so long to read it! 👍😀 4y
Lindy Autocorrect is playing tricks again. Or maybe childbirth was a party in this case? And once the party is over.... 4y
DebinHawaii @Lindy Yep, it looks like it was autocorrect wanting to party. It's fixed now. 👍 4y
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Rachellynnwright
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A quick and creepy read for this morning!

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Ubergeekygirl
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Short and sad and creepy.

BookBabe 💛💛💛 4y
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GraceRTaylor
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If you ever want something creepy and short to read, this is definitely the story.

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mariaku21
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This is a haunting story.
A cautionary tale, if you want, with elements of Gothic suspense the story describes a women's downward spiral to madness brought on by neglect and a forced separation from what she can call hers as her husband ignores her and the problem and her daughter is cared for by someone else.
The story is so well written it becomes timeless considering how some are still being treated this way.
Thanks to #serialreads!

tea.n.books I read this story in high school and -LOVED- it. It's probably the first feminist work I ever read. 4y
mariaku21 @tea.n.books to be I barely remembered it from H.S so when I saw it on #serialreads I just had to! 4y
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